Complications of Group B Streptococcal Infections


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About complications: Complications of Group B Streptococcal Infections are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Group B Streptococcal Infections. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Group B Streptococcal Infections and complications of Group B Streptococcal Infections is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Group B Streptococcal Infections: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Group B Streptococcal Infections includes:

Complications of Group B Streptococcal Infections: GBS is the most common cause of sepsis (blood infection) and meningitis (infection of the fluid and lining surrounding the brain) in newborns.
GBS is a frequent cause of newborn pneumonia and is more common than other, better known, newborn problems such as rubella, congenital syphilis, and spina bifida.1

One of every 20 babies with GBS disease dies from infection. Babies that survive, particularly those who have meningitis, may have long-term problems, such as hearing or vision loss or learning disabilities.

In pregnant women, GBS can cause bladder infections, womb infections (amnionitis, endometritis), and stillbirth. Among men and among women who are not pregnant, the most common diseases caused by GBS are blood infections, skin or soft tissue infections, and pneumonia.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Group B Streptococcal Disease (GBS) General: DBMD

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